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 on Monday that would have let Nassau County borrow to help build a new rink for the New York Islanders.

Do you think voters made the right choice? How would you have voted if you lived in Nassau County? Should the Islanders try to come to Suffolk instead? Do you attend Isles games? Tell us in the comments section below.

dennis tommasulo August 03, 2011 at 12:54 PM
Building an arena in Suffolk would be a no brainer. The amount of revenue that would come in with a destination like that would in the long run reduce our taxes, especially if we add a $2.00 per ticket tax on the ticket prices like Tom Gulotta did in Nassau. If Mr. Levy could get Mr. Wang to partner up with the Shinnecock Indians to build a destination on the land that has been vacant in Brentwood for decades, we could see a new arena-casino-resort hotel on the sight that already has good highway access and a LIRR line. Construction jobs could total over 2500, new permanent jobs that could total over 5000 and an influx of revenues that would come in not from Suffolk county residents, but instead residents of Nassau, NYC and beyond. If the revenue projections for the Nassau project were true, coupled with revenue from the new hotel casino I would think that over $25 million dollars a year would be possible, and not only do we stand to bring in that money, the misguided people of Nassau can watch their taxes go up anyway as we take those revenues out of their pockets.

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